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MSNBC
Sep 27, 2010 2:00pm EDT
our schools at the time of crisis for our country. follow us on twitter. up next, tom brokaw right here. >>> held loaf. i would like to welcome you to our education nation summit. it's our children, our grandchildren. representing nothing less than our future and the 3.1 million teachers in the united states, those who help meld our children into future businessmen, engineers, politicians, teachers, whatever we are begins in the american classroom, but there is a problem just over the horizon. many of our teachers and principals are part of the baby boom generation. in fact, a study conducted by the national commission on teaching and the future found more than one many of our nation's veteran teachers and principals will be retiring over the next decade. a wave of retirlt expected to reach its peak sometime during this school year. so today we're going to talk about solutions to this this problem. joining me here at rockefeller center is secretary of education arne duncan. how he hopes to fill the classrooms with a new generation of educators. over the next hour the secretary will
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2010 10:00am EDT
high levels. don't tell me that these issues are going to stop us from succeeding. we can no longer make excuses in america for the appalling failure we're seeing in so many of our school systems across the country. >> is mark zuckerberg going to be hands-on with money he's handing off? >> he said clearly, i'm a business leader, i'm not an education specialist. i want to put the money in, i'm going to hold you accountable for the results we discussed, but he's not going to be in the mix. he's a great man who said my business i hire great leaders to get the job done. i found the city, he thought and the governor, frankly, committed to my values and he believes he can bring it home. he's not from newark. he has no relationship to our city but a lot of things of newark he believed, leadership at the state level, city level, also the local level, signs of success that we've had, innovations go on that are already extraordinary, that he wanted to be involved with. >> you heard the mayor of new york city take on teacher union say we are going to eliminate tenure, base it on merit, achieve
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2010 12:00pm EDT
talk to you. >> stay with us throughout the day for more of education nation. it's our week long look at the nation's schools. jenna bush hager will talk about seed schools and the impact they have on inner city students. my big question, who is to blame for the problems in schools? the government, teachers, unions or parents? you can find me on twitter, facebook or e-mail. democrats also hope the surge of the tea party will fire up their own core voters. contributor jonathan cape heart is an editorial writer. we see the big rallies and tea party conservative rallies. john stewart and stephen colbert planning their own counter rallies. when you see that enthusiasm on the conservative side, does it ignite passion in the progressives? >> i think progressives in particular and speaker pelosi and harry reid hope that's the case, but the progressives are in a bit of a danger here in caricaturing the tea party rallies. it's terrific that they are going to have counter rallies and the key word is satyrical. there is nothing about the tea party rallies. the things they are protesting are by a
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2010 11:00am EDT
school. good to have you with us. tell us about the school itself and the goals of it and why you wanted to be a part of this. >> yeah, well, there were six of us who started the blue school, and three of us were founders of blue man group here in new york, and then our partners, and what we wanted to do was start a school that filled in the gaps of what -- the parts of our education we thought were missing. >> right. >> we had public education, we had private education. so we wanted to focus on creativity, sewing creativity into subject matter, having social and emotional learning, being on an equal weight of any academic subject and inquiry-based learning, and we wanted to talk to the children, the teachers, and the parents as a triad and build the school as a community. >> let's talk about the kids, though, because you went after the youth, the youngest ones. >> that's right. >> talking about 4, 5, 6-year-olds. why did you think it was early to target so young? >> it's very important in our view to star with this kind of approach right from the beginning. in fact we have 2s and
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2010 3:00pm EDT
facing. be sure to check out education nation at msnbc.com. you can send us your thoughts plus look up your child's school to find out how it is doing. we have the latest pictures for you from a fire fight between u.s. marines and taliban ins insurgents in afghanistan on sunday. the soldiers were forced to take cover as they came under fire from at least three locations. they fought back with rocks and machine gunfire. that battle occurred in the southern afghan town widely considered part of the taliban heart land. no casualties were reported in that. >>> back to grass roots. president obama taps young and midwestern voters hoping for a midterm victory. is it too little, too late? or perfect timing? >>> stay down. stay down. >> calm under fire. a plane's equipment fails, but the captain doesn't. ♪ i throw my hands up in the air sometimes ♪ >>> plus, one jump is certainly bad enough, but not for this bungee jumper who plunges into the record books. that and more next on msnbc. replant a forest? maybe you want to rebuild homes for those in need? or, maybe you want to help improve ou
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